We have all been busy planting ornamental kale in our outdoor planters and some of us are even thinking of yanking it out already to put in the Christmas evergreens, but I thought I would like to try some in the kitchen!
Luckily I found a recipe in this cookbook (which I mistakenly thought we were going to use on a Novel Baker post).
is a collection of easy, healthy and tempting recipes, including this one for
Kale and Carrot Lasagna:
Now you will note that it calls for “fresh” pasta, and although I love nibbling on the paper thin fresh pasta popular in modern american cuisine, to me a good lasagna needs thick, hearty pasta for a truly comforting meal. Plus, if you know me at all, you know the chance of finding a pasta machine in my kitchen to be slim to none. So I collected the other ingredients, added a box of my favorite lasagna noodles, and put it all together.
It was so delicious, and even got the seal of approval from the carnivores in my house! The kale and carrots were a perfect combination and I think some sweet or hot Italian sausage would also be an excellent addition.
I was a little concerned about the “missing goat” in the title of the book, and thought I would add some goats to my table when I served the lasagna. I have animals everywhere in my house in my decor, and was sure there must be a goat somewhere.
~ the farm dog ~
~ barnyard fowl ~ (this one was hatched at Anthropologie looooong ago)
~ sheep and bunnies ~
~ mama chicken and her chicks (or is this a rooster?) ~
~ miss emmeline, our family cow ~
~ more plump sheep ~
~ one of the flock hiding in the lavender and succulents ~
~ and all the rest: cat, piggy, horse ~
But when I realized that even my Nicholas Mosse pottery with farm animals did not include a goat, I faced the fact that I was living in the Missing Goat House. I was shocked as I was sure there was every possible animal to be found here! If you start looking for goats in decor products you will be surprised to find how scarce they are! Why, I wonder??
Then, after a little searching, I found this cutie online and welcomed him to our table.
And of course, there is always the perfect wine for every occasion!
I set a farm fresh table with
Pfaltzgraff Antiqued Hen and chicken wire chargers and gingham from Pottery Barn 🙂
Sunflowers always cheer me up.
I added some daisies for a farm fresh centerpiece.
After a hard day, the farm animals and I were ready for a delicious meal.
Lasagna was ready!
Add some heirloom tomatoes and baby greens, and this is a wonderful meal for a sunny fall day on the deck.
And we now have a lucky goat added to our barnyard!
yum ~~ it was delicious!
~~ a most sincere thanks to all my friends for the comments and emails on my last post. we are still heartbroken but are trying to focus on the numerous happy memories and the love Nellie gave us for 14 1/2 years. thank you all for keeping us in your thoughts. ~~
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